Different wood modification technologies have been known for a long time, but true market interest has grown considerably when consumers have become more concerned about sustainability issues.
Wood can be modified through heat treatment (thermal modification) and chemical treatment. All modification techniques improve permanently wood properties, such as moisture absorption, dimensional stability, biological durability, hardness and colour.
Stora Enso’s modified wood products are ideally suited for challenging environments and changing climate conditions, which have an influence on exterior claddings, terraces or other outdoor structures and saunas. Thanks to the innovative and environmentally friendly modification methods Stora Enso’s modified wood products contain no chemicals that are harmful to the environment. As an advantage the products are durable, dimensionally stable, recyclable and resin-free, not forgetting the beautiful brown appearance.